weekly anime review Archive

Welcome to the Ballroom Anime Review Episode 6: Swinging Couples

Around Akiba proudly presents our weekly Welcome to the Ballroom anime review  “Line of Dance:” Filler and Symbols When we left off, Mako’s feet fit perfectly inside Tatara’s glass slipper as they danced as a pair for the …

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Welcome to the Ballroom Episode 4 & 5: Where did Hyōdō Go?

Welcome to the Ballroom remains watchable Last week’s cliffhanger not only presented the first real tension between Tatara and Hyōdō but also promised a role for the show’s most mysterious redhead. After Tatara had taken the injured Hyōdō’s …

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New Game!! Episode 3: Fails to Keep Momentum

 More filler than plot New Game!! episode three fails to keep the momentum built up last week. That said, the theme of inadequacy is once again explored, albeit in a different way. Unfortunately, it has more filler than the …

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Dive!! Episode 3: No heart or Authenticity

Episode three of Dive!! kicks the plot into motion There’s an exclusive training camp for the best young divers in Asia coming up, and Kayoko is determined to get her students in it. Yoichi, with his elegant, classical …

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Welcome to the Ballroom Episode 3: “Dance the Waltz”

Tatara saves the day? We left the previous episode with Tatara marveling at Kiyoharu’s dance moves while holding a pair of newly hemmed pants. It wasn’t much of a cliffhanger, though the action ramps up in the third …

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